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the steamer Matamoras for Milton to prevent any disturbance and to arrest all offenders. The men will take forty rounds of ammunition and two days' rations. Captain Rombauer, provost-marshal, will accompany the expedition, and take, in accordance with General Field Orders, No. 2, current series, Army and Division of West Mississippi, the statements of those applying for amnesty, subject to the further orders of the general commanding. Captain B. F. Porter, assistant quartermaster, will place the steamer Matamoras at the disposal of Colonel Woodman.

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By order of Brigadier-General Asboth:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, May 5, 1865-11.55 a.m.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

Nashville, Tenn.:

The matters mentioned in your telegram of the 2nd instant in relation to the condition of the people of North Alabama and Georgia will be considered by the Cabinet to-day and you will be informed of the President's determination on the subject.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, May 5, 1865. [Sent 12.20 a.m. 6th.]

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville:

You can send General Steedman and one staff officer to Washington to present your views referred to in your telegram.*

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 1865-3 p.m. Major General G. H. THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

There is no use attempting to rebuild the road to Atlanta. A much cheaper and easier way for supplying the country where General Wilson is can be found from the sea-coast. It may not be necessary for us to keep troops in the interior.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Nashville, May 5, 1865-4 p.m. [Received 7 p.m.]

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

The following dispatches received at these headquarters yesterday are forwarded for your information.+

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*See May 2, p.564.

+See Tillson to Bascom, May 1, p.555; Stoneman to Thomas, May 4, p.608.

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